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Authors Alliance promotes authorship for the public good by supporting authors who write to be read.

We embrace the unprecedented potential digital networks have for the creation and distribution of knowledge and culture. We represent the interests of authors who want to harness this potential to share their creations more broadly in order to serve the public good.

Unfortunately, authors face many barriers that prevent the full realization of this potential to enhance public access to knowledge and creativity. Authors who are eager to share their existing works may discover that those works are out of print, un-digitized, and subject to copyrights signed away long before the digital age. Authors who are eager to share new works may feel torn between publication outlets that maximize public access and others that restrict access but provide important value in terms of peer review, prestige, or monetary reward. Authors may also struggle to understand how to navigate fair use and the rights clearance process in order to lawfully build on existing works.

The mission of Authors Alliance is to further the public interest in facilitating widespread access to works of authorship by assisting and representing authors who want to disseminate knowledge and products of the imagination broadly. We provide information and tools designed to help authors better understand and manage key legal, technological, and institutional aspects of authorship in the digital age. We are also a voice for authors in discussions about public and institutional policies that might promote or inhibit the broad dissemination they seek.

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leonard, thomas c., 1944-
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"In tracing the publishing story of Diderot’s  Encyclopédie , Darnton uses new sources—the papers of eighteenth-century publishers—that allow him to respond firmly to a set of problems long vexing historians. He shows how the material basis of literature and the technology of its production affected the substance and diffusion of ideas."
Topics: Diderot, Encyclopedie, encyclopedia, France, 18th century, publishing, Enlightenment, history,...
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"[A] lively study of mesmerism and its relation to eighteenth-century radical political thought and popular scientific notions."
Topics: Mesmer, mesmerism, France, Enlightenment, politics, 18th century
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In News for All, Leonard provides a fascinating account of the love-hate relationship we have always had with the news, from the early nineteenth century to the present. Reading the news was once a central social function, as citizens eagerly gathered in taverns, inns, post offices, and elsewhere to hear the latest reports. During an era when travel was slow and when geography, religion, class, race, and language divided the nation, all shared the universal habit of taking a favorite paper....
Topics: American history, journalism, political history
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by Eric A. von Hippel
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Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both individuals and firms - often freely share their innovations with others, creating user-innovation communities and a rich intellectual commons. In Democratizing Innovation I look closely at this emerging user-centered innovation system, which is affecting both information products and...
Topics: User Innovation, Lead User, Open Source Software, Open Innovation
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Are you considering making your work openly accessible? Are you required to make your work openly accessible by an institutional or funding mandate? If you answered "yes" to either of the these questions--or just want to learn more about open access--then read on! This guide is for authors of all backgrounds, fields, and disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities. Because the open access ecosystem in academia is particularly complex, this guide is largely geared toward the needs...
Topics: open access, publishing, author, scholarly communication
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by Nye, Joseph S., 1937-
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This book addresses the issue of whether nation-states can form regional islands of peace in a turbulent international system. It carefully describes the problems and prospects in forming common markets and security communities among neighboring states. After surveying various theories of peace through regionalism, it sets forth a model of regional economic integration against which real cases from Europe, Latin America, and Africa are judged. 
Topics: economics, nation-states, international relations, globalism, peace
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-267)
Topics: Press and politics, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES, Press and politics, Journalism, Politics,...
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Letters, battlefield reports, memoirs, and imaginative literature are among the sources providing the framework for a study of American military and civilian attitudes toward and conceptions of warfare between 1861 and 1918
Topics: American history, military history, Civil War, WWI
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by Zittrain, Jonathan (Jonathan L.), 1969-
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This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation—and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control.
Topics: internert, Internet, Sociale aspecten, Toekomstverwachtingen, Datensicherung, Sicherheitsmassnahme,...
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by Sugarman, Stephen D., John E. Coons, William H. Clune
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This book, first published in 1970, showed how wealthy public school districts around the nation spent considerably more money per pupil (while imposing lower tax rates on their property owners) than did low wealth school districts. It advances a legal argument as to why this regime should be declared unconstitutional by our courts. 
Topics: public education, school districts, education funding, tax rates
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by Eric A. von Hippel
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In this book I integrate new theory and new research findings into the framework of a “free innovation paradigm.” Free innovation involves innovations developed and given away by consumers as a “free good,” with resulting improvements in social welfare. I explain that free innovation is an inherently simple, transaction-free, grassroots innovation process engaged in by tens of millions of people in the household sector of national economies. Unlike producer innovation, free innovation...
Topics: innovation, user innovation
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Are you an author who would like to increase your book's availability? Have you already entered into a publishing agreement for your book? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then read on! This guide addresses the needs of authors who wish to make their works available to a wider audience in ways that may be prohibited by the terms of their existing publishing agreements. For example, this guide will help authors who want to do things like: - Bring their out-of-print books back into...
Topics: rights reversion, copyright, scholarly communication, publishing
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by Kingdon, John W., 1940-
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This book is based on face-to-face interviews with Wisconsin candidates, both winners and losers in the general election, running for various offices in 1964.  The study was designed to explore politicians' beliefs about their constituents, the sorts of information they use to formulate those beliefs, and the strategies they adopt in order to gain and retain elective office.
Topics: political candidates, voting, electoral politics, legislative process, elections, Wisconsin
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by Baldwin, Peter, 1956- author
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Three centuries of trans-atlantic battle.
Topics: copyright, Copyright, LAW, HISTORY, Law, Politics & Government, Law, General & Comparative
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by Brianna L. Schofield; Robert Kirk Walker
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Are you a nonfiction author? Have you ever wanted to know whether you needed permission or a paid license to use copyrighted material in your work? Would you like to learn more about fair use? If you answered yes to these questions, then read on! This guide is designed for all nonfiction authors—from biographers to science writers, historians to literary critics, memoirists to academics, and beyond— who want to know more about using copyrighted materials.
Topic: fair use